The second war against the Cylons is over, and The Twelve Colonies have been destroyed. Now Commander Adama of the Battlestar Galatica and President Laura Roslin lead a ragtag fleet of refugees in a supposed search for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth. However, the dangers they face are many, which compound an already difficult situation. In addition to the Cylons hunting and attacking the fleet in space and their infiltrator units carrying out sabotage--even as their former unwitting pawn, Gaius Baltar, helps in the hunt for them while hiding both his own guilt and the strange presence that haunts his every thought--the fleet also faces internal political conflict in which the rabble-rousing figure Tom Zarek is merely the loudest dissenting voice, not to mention recurring shortages of food, water, and even oxygen. In the midst of these trials, however, clues begin to appear to suggest that Adama's bluff about finding Earth might hold more truth than anyone could have guessed.
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The world is over. The fight has just begun.
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Edward James Olmos
had a clause in his contract that no strange aliens or monsters would ever appear on the show. He wanted to ensure that the story stay focused on human drama. See more
The Cylons simply could not kill of the BILLIONS of humans who lived in the Colonies with a simple nuclear war and then a follow up invasion.Even if the majority of the populations on all of the planets lived in or near cities that were struck, most of the people would have survived both the nuclear strikes, the subsequent radiation and the majority of Cylon raids that followed.
Failing the use of a genetically engineered pathogen in addition to the nukes and the their raids, the Cylons would still have to contend with as many as several hundred million human beings in addition to those escaping in the Galactica fleet. See more
Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama
I thought we were sparring.
Commander William Adama
That's why you don't win.
The second season added the line "47,875 survivors in search of a home called Earth" in the opening sequence starting with Episode #2.1 "Scattered" and decremented it in every subsequent episode based on how many characters were killed off in the previous episode (or occasionally, as when the Pegasus returned, increasing it when the population increases). See more